IPAC member photo

Industrial and Professional Advisory Council

The Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) is a select group of representatives from industry, government agencies, academia and the profession who advise the College of Engineering on academic issues and on current trends and future directions in engineering. IPAC is a forum where ideas are exchanged and recommendations are made. IPAC provides direct linkage and communication between the College and the engineering profession.

Current Membership

Luke Gao, Ph.D. Chair
Principal Research Scientist
Drucker Diagnostics
Medtronic, Inc.

Marjorie Rawhouser, Ph.D. Co-Chair
Associate Professor of Engineering
Anne Arundel Community College

Jian Cao, Ph.D.
Senior Principal Research Scientist
Cardiac Rhythm Detection Management
Medtronic, Inc.

Jay Lenker, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Indian Wells Medical Center

Gregory Riggins, Ph.D.
Irving J. Sherman Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology
Johns Hopkins 

Mike Ferko, M.S.
Senior Manager
Stryker Orthopaedics

Steve Spadt, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Technology
American College of Physicians 

2017 Industrial and Professional Advisory Council (IPAC) Annual Meeting Attendees:

Ben Cooper, MD Attending Radiation Oncologist, NYU Langone Medical Center 

Jim Erickson, MS President and CEO, Blue Mountain Quality Resources, Inc. 

Mike Ferko, MS Senior Manager, Stryker 

Luke Gao, PhD Principal Research Scientist, Drucker Diagnostics 

Chris Haggerty, PhD Research Scientist, Geisinger Health System 

Leslie Oley, MS Product Lead, Evidation Health 

Marjorie Rawhouser, PhD Associate Professor, Anne Arundel Community College 

Steve Spadt, PhD Senior Vice President of Technology, American College of Physicians 



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614